WATCH NOW: Unknown Component Premieres New Video for “Holding Pattern”

Performer is excited to be premiering the new video for “Holding Pattern” by Unknown Component off the new LP Arbitrary Ambiguity (available to stream/purchase here).

The video was directed by Emily Esperanza out of Chicago, who has this to say”

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“My process is very meditative and combines spontaneity with intuitive practice. There are recurring themes and motifs that surface in my work, specifically archetype, sensory deprivation, dream aesthetics, mask & costume, and the eroticized female form. This video in particular features a single anonymous dream character who, stripped of identity, only exists in a series of undefined spaces and warped realities.”

Watch the video above and let us know what you think in the comments!

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  1. Sandra

    March 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Emily Esperanza, you captured and communicated a very believable “taste” of Holding Pattern for Unknown Component’s new LP Arbitrary Ambiguity. Your use of mask and costume, as well as pacing and transitions are somehow both soothing and jarring as the eroticized female form seemingly experiences sensory depravation and an unmasking.

  2. karen kuehn

    March 25, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Emily Eperanza. Bravo for your intuitive artistry. I love the mysterious nature of your vision for this bands video. So much texture and depth. I felt so part of the creative process, the spontaneous capture makes the entire peace more art than commerce. At times unearthing the dark part of the mind that looms in all of us. You left me with wonder wanting more. Super talented can’t wait to see more.

  3. Luisa

    March 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    This is an incredible piece, Emily Esperanza. I was riveted by every moment. I keep on seeing in my mind so many of the moments and images, like the calavera woman in black tossing the red apple up against the white background. She ties it together for me in such a deeply intuitive way. This is powerful filmmaking that reminds of me some of Maya Deren’s work back in the 1940s. Can’t wait to see more of your work.

  4. guy cross

    March 25, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I a very impressed. A very professional and sexy video..Emily E. has a great future…onward…

  5. Pippi Light

    March 26, 2015 at 1:56 am

    emily, you are a visionary!
    brilliant work. bravo!

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